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Pop up Planetarium Shows

17 Feb - 18 Feb 2023
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Be amazed by the wonder of Space in these spectacular shows from Cosmos planetarium.

Explore the breathtaking world of astronomy. Cosmos planetarium offers a state of the art, 360° immersive multi-media experience with programmes for everyone.

Whether you are looking for life on other planets, a space adventure for under 5s, or a more relaxed, accessible experience Cosmos has the show for you! All the details are below.


Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February


10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 13:30, 14:15, 15:00


£2.50, Adult
£2.00, Members & Concessions
£2.00, Child 0 - 14 years


Family shows

Total capacity for each show is 25.

Ted's Space Adventure

11:15, both days (sold out)
(30 mins, under 5s)

Follow Ted and best friend Plant on their amazing journey around our solar system. Find out why some planets are good to live on and others not so much and enjoy a cosmic sing-along on the way. Perfect for under 5s and great fun for older siblings!

We Are Aliens

12:00 and 14:15, both days (sold out)
(30 mins, 5+)

Are we alone? Find out about extreme life forms on Earth and the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. Take a robotic explorer trip to Mars, dive into a vast alien ocean and investigate planets for signs of life.

Oor Braw Frontier

13:30 and 15:00, both days (sold out)
(30 mins, 5+)

Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wondered what’s out there? Discover how scientists and engineers in Scotland have played a major role in providing the sensors and technologies on telescopes in remote locations on Earth and in Space.

Accessible shows

Total capacity for each show is 15.

Audio Universe A tour of the Solar system

10:30, Friday only (sold out)
(30 mins, all ages)

Listen to the stars appear and hear the planets orbit around your head in this immersive experience in which the soundtrack takes the leading role.

Particularly suitable for visitors who are blind or partially sighted.

The Planets 360, relaxed sensory session

10:30, Saturday only (sold out)
(30 mins, all ages)

Enjoy a grand tour around the solar system, with stunning visuals and a soundtrack based on Gustav Holst’s The Planets suite.

Particularly suitable for visitors with Additional Support Needs who may prefer a more relaxed experience. Numbers will be reduced and a quiet break out space is available.

Getting here

Enter the museum from the main public entrance on Chambers Street.

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

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Visiting safely

Safety measures are in place to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Current visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.  
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

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